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March 10, 2003 4:48:51 PM

Please post your 2500+Barton OC here. Include your rigs equipment and the settings you used to get your top notch OC. Let's see if these are the new 1700+. I will be posting my successes/failures in a few weeks.

Things to include:

Case
Case Fans # & Type
Heat Sink/Fan
Water Cooler
Motherboard
Video Adapter
Power Supply
Memory Type/Specs/Mafacturor
Bios Settings
Hard Drives
Controllers

Everything......Want to be able to see if any certain combos absolutely don't work. <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Cuda on 03/10/03 01:58 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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March 18, 2003 3:46:23 AM

I just haven't put my system together yet. When I do, BAM!! OC to the max. I'm hoping for at least 400Mhz with a Volcano 9+. How about you?

XP 2500+ Barton
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
ATI 9700 Pro
16x DVD-ROM
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Onboard audio
March 18, 2003 2:26:36 PM

Parts are supposed to arrive today.

ATHLON XP 2500 "Barton" 333 FSB
A7N8X Dlx
Corsair XMX Twins 512MB(2 x 256MB) 2x(32MX64) PC-3200LLPT
ATI All-In-Wonder RADEON 9700 PRO 128MB
Antec 430W Power Supply TRUE430
Lian Li 6089



Should be a good comparison. Almost same rigs.
March 18, 2003 5:05:23 PM

My barton oced to 2.121ghz(but my alphapal8045 is mismounted due to my chaintech mobos too small holes!)

It will boot into windows at 2.4ghz but lock soontherafter due to heat.(i will reseat the hsf one day, its a pain in the ass)


My fsb is 193(192 detected on the boot screen, mobo bios issue)
multiplier is 11

my scores are here

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?pcm=1170082


http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=422276


http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=6144360


cooling=alphapal8045 with sunon 80mm fan(mismounted)
voltage 1.675
1 80mm casefan
1 120mm case fan(exhaust)


:wink: Heatsinks, if you dont overclock, use the <b>STOCK!</b> :wink:
March 19, 2003 5:07:44 PM

Just getting started, but with stock cooling it's looking pretty good.

Last night just fooled around with the multi. Was able to take it all the way to 12.5. Which the A7N8X-DLX is limiting me to this multi.

2500+ Barton 1826MHZ overclocked to (166x12.5=2075Mhz)
Stock HSF
CORSAIR MEMORY XMS Low Latency (Twin Pack) 512MB(2 x 256MB)PC-3200LLPT 4-2-2-2-1T
ATI All-In-Wonder RADEON 9700 PRO 128MB
Antec 430W Power Supply TRUE430
Lian Li 6089A (2 intake & 2 Exhaust Fans)
48C idle 50C loaded
Old 40Gig WD HDD - Weakest Link

hitting 6300 range on the 2k2 PCMARK CPU benchmark

Next step see how high the FSB will go. I think this one will go to 2.5+ easy with better HSF. Right now it's equal to a stock 2800+ Barton 2.08Ghz. That saves me $195 so far.
March 20, 2003 10:17:49 PM

this what i should be gettin tomorrow..

xp 2500+ barton
stock hsf
asus A7N8X (non deluxe)
wd 80 gig 8mb cache 7200 rpm
2x>>kingston hyper x 256 mb ddr370 cl2
q-teq 400W dual fan gold
and my old geforce 2 64mb mx400... :(  ....sniff

cant wait!!
March 26, 2003 1:42:57 AM

I'm running stable at 172x12.5 (2153.32). I would go higher, but 1. my system crashes with higher FSBs (and I don't want to lower my RAM settings, because it's good the way it is), and I can't get any higher multipliers. Anyone here had the balls to cut the last L5 bridge yet? I might if lots of people have success doing it.

Here are some additions to the specs listed below:
Thermaltake Xaser II 6000A plus
Enermax 450W PS
Thermaltake Volcano 9+ with coolmod.

Keep the scores coming boys.

XP 2500+ Barton
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
ATI 9700 Pro
16x DVD-ROM
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Onboard audio
March 26, 2003 7:07:23 AM

You can go higher than 172 fsb, just play around with the cpu and ram voltage. I have the multiplier set at 12.5 and fsb set to 183(says 182 at post) and upped the cpu voltage to 1.75 and ram voltage to 1.67 and it running great. The temp in the bios is at round 53*C, and that is a litle high but to problems so far. In WCPUID says my speed is 2288.84MHz when a 3000+ is 2.16GHz... I just saved myself $400!!! Right now my bottle neck is my Radeon 7000, my 9700 is in RMA status. Once I get that back I'll be posting my specs and some benchmarks.
March 26, 2003 11:24:21 AM

I was thinking the same thing last night after I posted. Right now I'm at 44 and that's definitely acceptable, considering I was running my Palomino with the same cooler at 53-55 with no overclock (i was a noise fanatic, but with 8 fans in my case now, that just can't happen). So, I'll do it and let you know, especially considering how good my ram is.

[edit]

I just upped it to 180, because at 185 my computer was posting 1100mhz (I don't know why) and it seems stable so far. All that was needed was a voltage boost.

I gotta say, this chip is awesome with a little bit of cooling. I mean, this is a 400Mhz overclock, which is what I was hoping for, and I'm sure I could go higher. I'll post my temp later this morning when it's been running for a while. So far it's steady at 47, but rising just a wee bit.

[edit]

I dropped it down to 179 as in a game, i got the ole BSOD. It seems fine now, and running at around 49-50 degrees, which is still much cooler than my old pal. Now, any suggestions on how to get 185 or unlock the higher multipliers? I want to see if I can hit 2400.

XP 2500+ Barton
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
ATI 9700 Pro
16x DVD-ROM
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Onboard audio<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by umheint0 on 03/26/03 05:26 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
March 26, 2003 9:33:50 PM

Well I did finnaly got the BSOD at 183. So now the settings are 182FSB, CPU voltage 1.775, RAM voltage 1.67. So far after hours of game playing things are still stable.

But I was woundering how you are checking your temps. Are you using the ASUS PC Probe to monitor your temps? I was too untill I notice that the temp reading for the CPU was 10*C more than what was read in PC Probe, And I trust the BIOS more than from what someone called "ASUS Anal Probe."

We have almost the exact same set up:

Athlon 2500+ (12.5 x 182 = 2275)
ASUS A7N8X-DX
2x512 Corsair XMS PC2700
Gigabyte Radeon 9700 Pro (In RMA status, using Radeon 7000)
16x DVD-ROM
120GB 2MB cache WD
Enlight 420w Dual Fan PSU
Globalwin CAK-II 16 HSF with Artic Silver paste (going to try lapping soon)
4 case fans

When I get my 9700 Pro back I'll post some benchmark scores. I would like to see some scores from people who have almost the same setup except using pc3200. I bought the PC2700 insted of the PC3200, because from what I've seen from benchmarks is that an Athlon system runs fast synchronously than asynchronously. But the PC3200 would be more vauble in the future once AMD hit the 400MHz milestone.
March 27, 2003 2:43:10 AM

I'm checking my temps with something called hmonitor. It's a tsr I use just to make sure everything is cool. I got HDD temps, and fan speeds, and everything. It's a pretty nice piece of software. I don't know how accurate it is though...

And as for my FSB, I'm going to try for 185 when I get my Thermalright SLK-800. That is one sweet-ass sink. I'm going to keep it hooked up to my Smartfan II with the coolmod, just because I got the window with the explicit purpose of having some case lighting. I don't want it to go to waste.

Concerning the video card, I'm going to get a Radeon 9700 pro fairly soon. I know a good place to get one cheap, and I'll pick it up in roughly a month or so. Then it will be all gravy....

XP 2500+ Barton @ 2235Mhz
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
MSI GF3Ti 500
16x DVD-ROM
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Onboard audio
March 27, 2003 4:09:04 AM

I'm waiting for the 200mhz fsb bartons to get here and the next round of motherboards arive, Prices are ridiculously high, I am forgetting why I perfer AMD...

Treat your signature like a toothbrush: Don't let anyone else use it, and get a new one every few months.
March 27, 2003 6:45:12 PM

$300 cdn for a 2500+? That seems pretty reasonable to me. It's about the same price as a P4 2.4 or so. And considering how high I have it clocked already, this seems like a pretty nice chip.

XP 2500+ Barton @ 2235Mhz
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
MSI GF3Ti 500
16x DVD-ROM
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Onboard audio
March 27, 2003 10:20:16 PM

ok i finally got my stuff and got it running.

XP 2500+ Barton
asus A7N8X (non deluxe)
2x kingston hyper x 256mb ddr370 cl.2
asus geforce 2 MX400 64 mb (soon to be replaced)
wd 80 gig 8 mb cache
stock HSF
psu q-tec dual fan 400W

right now its at 2075Mhz>>12.5x166 cpu voltage=1.725

just about an hour ago i had it running at 169x12.5=2114Mhz cpu volt. at 1.775
but it froze on me. i think due to heat. what do u guys sugest raze the fsb first and after that the voltage? btw what is the max temp. for the mobo?

cpu temp. around 45-50C
March 28, 2003 2:49:22 AM

I did them both at the same time. I'm not sure what my voltage is now, most likely 1.75, but I know I can easily go higher.

XP 2500+ Barton @ 2235Mhz
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
MSI GF3Ti 500
16x DVD-ROM
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Onboard audio
March 28, 2003 7:48:23 AM

lol no the 2500 bartons look great for the overclocks that have been reported I was referring to the $500USD price of the 3000's that is the highest price I can ever remember seeing an amd chip go for.

Pull the lips over the gums look out testicles here I come! -What is that from?
March 31, 2003 2:23:38 PM

i finally know what the problem was. i had my fsb for agp on auto so now i set it on 66Mhz.

i'm running at 2125Mhz 70x12.5 cpu volt. 1.750 (is this to high?)
the only thing i'm worried about right now is my temp. in the bios it says after playing games my temp is 57C which is a bit high. but on both the asus probe and hmonitor its about 10C lower.

my rig:

XP 2500+ @ 2125Mhz
kingston HYPER X 2x256mb ddr370 cl.2
A7N8X
WD 80 gig 8 mb cache
geforce 2 MX400
Q-teq 400W dual fan gold
April 4, 2003 5:22:55 AM

So far so good.

A7N8X Dlx
Tharmaltake Volcano 7+
1 Gig Generic PC2700
ATI 9500 Pro
Antec server case
7 case fans (one's snorkle mounted).
On board sound

WCPUID:
12.5 Multiplier
178.18 System Clock
2227.26 Mhz
356.36 FSB

I haven't even pushed it enough to crash not once yet.
April 5, 2003 6:53:02 PM

I attached a Thermalright SLK-800 and a Thermaltake Smartfan II to mine. The best I can get is about 185x12 = about 2300 or so (not at home, so can't open CPUID, will update when I get back).

Frankly, I'm disappointed in the lackluster overclock I'm getting. I was hoping for 2400 with this heatsink, but no go. I'm running my fan at about 4000rpm, about 80% of max (because any faster and it's just too bloody loud), plus it has two rear exhaust fans, two front intakes, and one side intake, plus the PS's fans. According to my Hardcano 3, my CPU temps are sitting around 42 under load (always under load, because I run SETI), and I don't know my idle temp, but it has to be about 36. Now why the snot can't I get more power out of this thing? I have fairly lenient memory timings, so that isn't it.

I want to get 185x12.5 ideally, but it just won't cut it. In fact, when I try to run Prime95 at these settings, it locks the whole computer. Right now it is even giving me errors, though nothing else is having any problems at all (no BSOD's, no crashes, except this one game that crashes even when I'm not overclocking). So, anyone out there hit the magical 2400?

XP 2500+ Barton @ 2241Mhz
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
MSI GF3Ti 500
16x DVD-ROM
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Onboard audio
April 7, 2003 6:37:27 AM

I just put together a new system around this chip.

XP2500
A7N8X deluxe
Corsair XMS-LL PC3200 DDR 2x256 (dual channel config)
Radeon 9700pro
Win XP
DX8.1
Thermaltake volcano 7+
etc...

Well I immediately overclocked it. I was running it all day at 11.5/190 howeer, when playing an il2 campaign mission for a long time my cpu was locking up and a cold boot was required. 3dmark 01 runs fine though and my cpu temps according to the bios readings were idle ~40C

I did not fool with the vcore or the ram voltages. I am hoping to get this thing up to 2.2 - 2.3. If i can do that i;d be very happy. I dont have much exp. tweaking voltages, but if you guys have any tips for me to reach this goal that'd be great.
April 7, 2003 4:10:46 PM

You can test CPU stability by running Prime95 for a couple of hours... this really stresses the CPU.
If the CPU seems unstable then slightly increase the VCore... looks like your HSF can handle the extra heat.

My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dims when I turn it on :eek: 
April 7, 2003 6:10:20 PM

Well so far i've got the mulitplier set to 12.5 and the fsb up to 180. Thats 2.25 ghz. I also set the vcore up to 1.72. Got it to get into windows. Ran a IL2 forgotten battles and didn't get a crash (running it on full maxed settings). When i run a WCPUID it shows it at 1.25@360mhz bus. It is also naming it as an XP2800. Is this right to be named an xp2800 when its clocked higher? I''m going to run more tests to see if it remains stable.
April 8, 2003 5:37:33 PM

Yes it gets renamed to XP2800+ if it runs at 2.25GHz with 256 kb L2 cache... your has 512kb and should be named XP3200+ or something. But WCPUID doesn't recognize that CPU yet... maybe a newer version will. Are you sure WCPUID shows it at 1.25 and not as 12.5?

Nice OC so far!

My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dims when I turn it on :eek: 
April 8, 2003 6:44:11 PM

Yeah that was a typo. It all displays correctly in wcpuid. I have it now at 12.5/181 = 2.26Ghz Vcore=1.775. However everything is stable and can run benchmarks except damn prime95 that gives me a rounding error right out of the gates, but havent ran into any instability probs in anything else. All is good so far. Had it up close to 2.4ghz all was good but over time i ran into instability. Still fooling with it though.
April 8, 2003 9:00:32 PM

Yeah, see, I wish I could get stable at that. Goddam black sheep 2500. Why did I have to get the shizzy one?

XP 2500+ Barton @ 2256Mhz
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
MSI GF3Ti 500 @ 265/570
16x DVD-ROM
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Onboard audio
3DMark 2001 SE - 10528
April 9, 2003 12:19:48 AM

Every other test I've run is fine: Sandra consecutive burn ins, 3dmark01 SE, memtest86,actual 3d games full out maxed)Im running at 2264mhz (12.5x/181)Vcore=1.775. I dont know im goin to stick with this for now. My temps are cool. Im happy with my oclock. Its at xp3200 speeds, saved myself about ~400dollars.

XP2500<b>@</b>2264Mhz(Vcore=1.775)
A7N8X DLX
Corsair XMS-LL PC3200 2x256(5-2-2-2T)
ATI Radeon 9700Pro
Maxtor 80gig ATA/133 8mb
Volcano 7+
Lite-On 52x24x52 CDRW
3Dmark01=16000
April 9, 2003 1:35:09 AM

lucky bastard.... I'm going to try to modify my memory timing and THEN we'll see who gets the top clock!

XP 2500+ Barton @ 2256Mhz
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
MSI GF3Ti 500 @ 265/570
16x DVD-ROM
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Onboard audio
3DMark 2001 SE - 10528
April 17, 2003 9:47:41 PM

bump

Keep the info coming =)
April 18, 2003 12:12:07 AM

Well, I found out one of my memory dimms was faulty ;-)

So, now I'm running at 195x11.5@1.8v. I want to go higher, but I'm waiting on some requests for advice. I'm going to try for 202x11.5@1.85 when I get home. We'll see how it works out. That'll be a nice clock, IMO.

XP 2500+ Barton @ 2256Mhz
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
MSI GF3Ti 500 @ 265/570
16x DVD-ROM
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Onboard audio
3DMark 2001 SE - 10528
April 18, 2003 10:17:29 PM

Ok so i caved and got one - Ill post when I get to try it out =)

Yay getting rid of the crap 2000 Palomino than cant OC for crap haha
April 18, 2003 11:18:10 PM

This is my first build and OC
Thermaltake XaserII Case(Aluminum)
Thermaltake 420 W PS
2500+ Barton
Vantec Aeroflow HS fan with Artic silver 3
ASUS A7N8X dlx
512 Corsair LL twin 256 @ 5-2-2-2t
FIC radeon 9700 pro
Windows XP

Haven't changed the voltage at all. FSB @185 with a 12 multiplier. Memory set at aggressive. Everything else is default. Got a 59.8 fps on Unreal tournament botmatch. So far I'm veerrry happy with this proc.Asus probe says I'm @ 39 C after a half hour of Medal of Honor with full graphics. I coudn't even get that game to work on my old 1Gig Tbird.
April 20, 2003 7:28:01 AM

Yay got the chip today!!

Max Ive gotten so far with the Volcano 9 at 3000RPM (max is too loud and annoying) is 12.5x175=2188 @ 1.775. Stability was determined with a five min Prime95 run. (Haha i know 5 min is nothing but i was impatient to keep on pushing higher speeds =)

BTW whats the highest "safe" core voltage? Im afraid to push it past 1.800... Anyone have some good input?

UPDATE: Okay So if I put the HSF at 5000RPM then I can get 12.5x182=2275 @ 1.85v. Higher freq and Prime95 doesnt work. I guess that isnt too bad =)<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by FDTzeng on 04/20/03 05:42 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
April 20, 2003 11:42:38 PM

As long as your temps are okay, the sky is the limit. Don't go higher than 1.9 because you start risking electron migration which degrades the life of your cpu. I'm at 1.85 (max for my mobo) without any problems.

If Prime95 isn't working, then it isn't stable. Back down a bit. I'm Prime95 stable at 2280mhz, but that's because I have the best air-cooled heatsink on the planet. Trust me, Prime95 stability is a good thing. Then your games won't crap out at all.

XP 2500+ Barton @ 198x11.5@.185v
Thermalright SLK-800
Thermaltake Smartfan II
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
MSI GF3Ti500@265/570
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Soundstorm
April 21, 2003 3:53:16 AM

Ok looks like 12.5 x 178 = 2227MHz @ 1.825v, 3000RPM is where Ill be staying. Its Prime95 stable as in more than 5 min =)

Ill try 5000 sometime...

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by FDTzeng on 04/20/03 11:54 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
April 21, 2003 4:20:52 AM

Well, I wouldn't accept that. I'm Prime95 stable for about two hours (the longest I've tested it for anyway). You'll find that ingame or in intense programs, you'll crap out once they've been going for a while. If you don't mind having games crash right in the middle of one, then be my guest. Personally, I don't like it.

XP 2500+ Barton @ 198x11.5@.185v
Thermalright SLK-800
Thermaltake Smartfan II
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
MSI GF3Ti500@265/570
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Soundstorm
April 22, 2003 12:58:00 AM

Yeah i know i know - I used the 5min test to weed out speeds that definitely wouldnt work.

The thing is that its stable for a while... even when I up the voltage to 1.850 its doesnt say totally stable (as in 1 hour+) Trying 177... or maybe 12 x 185 1.850.

Another question - the A7N8X BIOS allows for higher multiplers than 12.5 - will that work with the 2500+?
April 22, 2003 1:22:05 AM

You need to cut the last L5 bridge, I believe, to gain access to the higher multipliers. Don't quote me on that. Seach the boards here and in other websites to find out which bridge needs to go. Frankly, I'm happy being limited to 12.5, because that means I can lower the multiplier to be able to crank up the FSB and still get my speeds. I improved my northbridge cooling with the addition of a Thermaltake chrome orb, and moved the heatsink to the southbridge. So, when I get home tonight, I'm gonna see what the limit truly is.

Concerning stability, I would accept stable for one hour. That's not too shabby. Personally, I would still bump it down one mhz. I just don't want any crashes at all. Rock stability. Especially considering the environmental fluctutaions where I live (I have my computer in a small room, and based on whether the door is open or not temps can fluctuate as much as 10c, which is huge when you're riding the edge.

XP 2500+ Barton @ 198x11.5@.185v
Thermalright SLK-800
Thermaltake Smartfan II
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
MSI GF3Ti500@265/570
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Soundstorm
April 22, 2003 6:57:52 AM

Okay that sounds TOO hardcore... Ill stick to what I got =)

Also I had it working at 12.5x178@1.825 but then i tried to push it higher (dont we all) then when i go back to those settings again it crashes Prime95 sooner than it did (even with 1.850v). I didnt just kill the chip did I? Has such a thing ever happened? Please tell me its just cuz some some variable like room temp or something...
April 22, 2003 2:23:34 PM

Just try it and see if 13x and higher works. If you're lucky then all multipliers are unlocked just like with the T-bredB's.

My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dims when I turn it on :eek: 
April 22, 2003 4:04:13 PM

You won't be able to get 13 and up because that is a restriction of both the cpu and motherboard. It can't be done without physically modifying the cpu.

I't probably crashing sooner because the chip might still be kinda warm. Let it sit at the new settings for a few minutes (10-15) and then see if you can still run Prime95 as stable as before.

XP 2500+ Barton @ 198x11.5@1.85v
Thermalright SLK-800
Thermaltake Smartfan II
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
BBA 9700 Pro AIW
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Soundstorm
April 22, 2003 9:24:17 PM

So what kinda temps (idle/load) do ppl have in here? After running Prime95 for like 10+min MBM5 says 51C? That sound about right? Its the highest temp on any of the sensors so Im assuming thats what its referring to. The thing is it doesnt change much. The BIOS usually shows about 4-5C lower than that when I reboot.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by FDTzeng on 04/22/03 05:26 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
April 23, 2003 5:54:57 AM

The highest temp I've ever gotten running Prime95 was 45. I feel like I could push it more, but then it isn't stable anymore. Go figure....

XP 2500+ Barton @ 198x11.5@1.85v
Thermalright SLK-800
Thermaltake Smartfan II
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
BBA 9700 Pro AIW
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Soundstorm
April 26, 2003 11:36:21 PM

So even if the mobo BIOS give me the option of 13x and above it wont work?

Athlon XP 2500+ @ 2.2GHz, A7N8X, Kingston HyperX PC3000 512MB @177MHz, Radeon 9700Pro, SB Live 5.1
April 27, 2003 1:03:30 PM

This might just be a limitation of the nForce2 boards, but then why woould you need to make physical changes to the pu, but if you ask me, no, 13 and up won't be available to you.

2500+ Barton 198x11.5@1.85v
Thermalright SLK-800
Thermaltake Smartfan II
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
BBA 9700 Pro AIW
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Guillemot Game Theatre XP
April 27, 2003 9:44:08 PM

If you want higher mulitpliers you need to blow the L3 bridge on the chip or i think the volage mod for the a7n8x dlx will unlock the higher multi's

XP2500<b>@</b>2220Mhz(12x/185)
A7N8X DLX
Corsair XMS-LL PC3200 2x256(5-2-2-2T)
ATI Radeon 9700Pro
Maxtor 80gig ATA/133 8mb
Volcano 7+
Lite-On 52x24x52 CDRW
3Dmark01=16000
April 28, 2003 1:05:08 PM

A voltage mod that unlocks the higher multipliers?!?

My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dims when I turn it on :eek: 
April 28, 2003 2:58:22 PM

Im not totally sure about this whether it unlocks the higher multi's or or just allows the 1.04/1.06 rev. boards to go 200fsb and beyond. Check it out here at <A HREF="http://www.amdforums.com" target="_new">http://www.amdforums.com&lt;/A> visit the asus motherboards forum. It is a sticky thread at the top.

XP2500<b>@</b>2220Mhz(12x/185)
A7N8X DLX
Corsair XMS-LL PC3200 2x256(5-2-2-2T)
ATI Radeon 9700Pro
Maxtor 80gig ATA/133 8mb
Volcano 7+
Lite-On 52x24x52 CDRW
3Dmark01=16000
April 30, 2003 2:35:08 PM

No, I read it and it only allows higher voltages (which often means higher overclocks).

My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dims when I turn it on :eek: 
!